The lab operates a Siemens D500 x-ray diffractometer that is equipped with a diffracted beam monochromator and a sample spinner. The diffractometer is fully computer controlled using Windows-based software from MDI and the user has access to a wide variety of data reduction and analysis software. Programs include algorithms for search-matching, quantitative analysis, profile fitting, calculating XRD patterns from known or approximated crystal data, and the determination of crystallite size. A copper X-ray tube is available. Jade software is available for phase identification and whole pattern fitting.
|Overview of diffractometer cabinet|
|Closer view of goniometer with sample spinner|
|Screen shot of Jade workstation|
|Screenshot during collection of a diffraction pattern|